marry into money

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marry into money

To become wealthy or financially secure by marrying someone who is wealthy or has a wealthy family. Ever since he married into money, George has been flaunting all of the exotic vacations he and his new wife take. During college, when I had barely enough money to eat each day, I vowed that someday I'd marry into money and start living a much more comfortable life.
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covetous, Jane," she replied; "but I have six children and have buried three, and I didn't marry into money.
John had only been dating her for three months, and everyone close to him knew that his true love was Marie Johnson, a girl he had been courting for six years, but her parents were poor, and rumours had it that John wanted to marry into money.
And Frank is under pressure from his over-bearing mum Lady Arabella (Rebecca Front) to marry into money and save the family from ruin.
So when he was this month writing in the local daily Al Sharq about the status of Qatari journalists, he referred to "foot binding", the archaic practice where women bound their feet to achieve a status symbol that allowed them to marry into money.
Aidan Jones, chief executive of WorldSkills London, said: "You don't need to marry into money, appear on Big Brother or go to university to become rich.
SEVENTEEN-YEAR-OLD social butterfly Georgiana Spencer (Keira Knightley) must marry into money to ensure her family's standing in mid-18th century high society.
SEVENTEEN-year-old social butterfly Georgiana Spencer (Knightley) must marry into money to ensure the social standing of her family in mid-18th century high society.
We all know how one can become "too rich" (you're born into money, you marry into money, or you earn it, aka, "self-made") and "too thin" (it's in the genes, in the diet, or, sometimes, in the liposuction).
Thomas is the attractive widow living in Florence in 1938 who is hoping to marry into money.
Great lovers of creature comforts, companionship and, of course, the physical aspects of love, Rabbit folk often marry into money.
A major subplot concerns Slope's unsuccessful attempts to marry into money.
Marsden was about to marry into money - and a very well-connected family - and Wallace, says John, knew his wife had been paying Marsden for sex.